The Surrey RCMP is proud to be a participant in the new Community Safety Officer Pilot Program set to role out across certain cities in the Lower Mainland beginning July 2008.
Community Safety Officers (CSO) are intended to provide a dedicated, focused Community Policing role within the City of Surrey. Their primary mandate is to improve safety within the community by increased police visibility and operational support while assisting in the delivery of crime prevention and public reassurance programs.
Surrey Detachment will have a total of ten Community Safety Officers. Initially eight will be stationed in the Cloverdale area and two in South Surrey. These members will be under the direction of the District Commander and will work closely with their respective Neighbourhood Liaison Units.
In addition to being a visible presence, CSO’s will also provide a consistent point of contact with the community, and will work with the community to develop and lead strategies from a proactive, crime prevention/crime reduction stance.
ABOUT SURREY DETACHMENT’S CSO Program
Community Safety Officers are sworn peace officers who fall under the RCMP Act. They do not have a service pistol but do carry a baton and OC Spray. All of the Community Safety Officers came from the Auxiliary Constable Program. As such, they bring a wealth of skills and training to their new positions.